Energy efficiency technologies and materials

Energy efficiency – the concept of using less energy while keeping people and economies active and growing – came to the fore in the 1970s in response to the oil crises experienced by Western industrialised countries. However, the upfront costs were high and any potential returns were over a payback period far too long to be attractive. As the world moved into the new millennium, energy and the need to use it more efficiently resurfaced, this time on the global agenda rather than in national contexts.
Post date: 14 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

ZERO- PLUS Energy Settlements
Post date: 11 Oct 2019
Type: Evento

VISTA is located in the Luciline-Rives de Seine eco-district, the only French project on the prestigious European label Future Cities dedicated to urban planning programs designed to better prevent and combat the effects of climate change. This commercial and housing complex completes the built front along the Seine, in a developing area. This new office built in 2017 consists in the realization of 4,600 m² of offices for the Matmut Group and 45 social housing units.  
Post date: 11 Oct 2019
Type: Caso

A new smart city EU-funded project, POCITYF, is set to transform our historical and cultural cities into more efficient, healthy, sustainable living environments with "positive energy districts". Led by EDP, the project kicks off on 9 October with 46 partners from 13 countries.  
Post date: 10 Oct 2019
Type: Noticias

The 5th edition of the Roger Léron Award was concluded on the 9th October 2019 with the Ceremony at the House of the Brussels region (BIP) with the announcement of the winner and celebration of nominees’ achievements. Søren Hermansen was acknowledged as the winner of this 5th edition, while finalists Maria del Rosario Heras Celemín and Josep Puig i Boix shared the second place.  
Post date: 10 Oct 2019
Type: Noticias

In close interaction with various stakeholders, the study team has developed a provisional Smart Readiness Indicator assessment method and calculation scheme. We kindly invite all interested stakeholders to engage in the public bèta testing of this approach.  
Post date: 10 Oct 2019
Type: Noticias

In June 2017, Burghauptmannschaft Oesterreich had submitted a project proposal for Horizon 2020, which landed on the waiting list with more than 90% points achieved. Hardly anyone remembered it at the end of 2018...  
Post date: 8 Oct 2019
Type: Noticias

8th European Congress on the Use, Management and Conservation of Buildings of Historical Value: “Born in the Past – Used Today – Preserved for the Future“ Burghauptmannschaft Österreich invites you to the 7th European Congress on the Use, Management and Conservation of Buildings of Historical Value: “Born in the Past – Used Today – Preserved for the Future“ at Imperial Palace Vienna on 16 and 17 October 2018. Topic: Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings - Contradiction or Reality?
Post date: 8 Oct 2019
Type: Evento

Architectural design can no longer be only concerned with developing artefacts that produce reduced environmental impacts within a certain threshold of emissions. Conversely, buildings today must be developed to reverse the effects of climate change, enhance natural systems, the built environment and inhabitants’ life.  
Post date: 8 Oct 2019
Type: Publication